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East Las Vegas Plan

Workforce & Education


In the map below, each colored icon represents a school. Green shading represents residences that are within a ½ mile walk from each school. Many Clark County School District elementary schools in East Las Vegas are aging and overcrowded. Area high schools have also been noted to be over-capacity. Ensuring that adequate learning facilities are available is an important step to ensure improved educational outcomes.


Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry

Due to notable increases in the urban heat island effect, the 2050 Master Plan recommends strategies to be taken to reduce heat hazards with appropriate green infrastructure. These include:

  • Increasing the city’s tree canopy to 20 percent by 2035 and 25 percent by 2050 utilizing native and adaptive drought tolerant tree species.
  • Going Green for Good Health is a program through the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE that aligns with the 2050 Master Plan to plant 60,000+ trees in areas of the city that are most affected by the urban heat island effect.
Transportation Opportunities

Transportation Opportunities

East Las Vegas has many older established neighborhoods, creating challenges such as aging road infrastructure, a lack of sidewalks and possible unsafe conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Planning is underway for a number of transportation improvements, including:

  • Interstate 515 upgrades as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Downtown Access Project.
  • Transit improvements along Charleston Boulevard, Eastern Avenue and Nellis Boulevard., to transition from auto-oriented streets to streets that will allow for more walking and biking.
  • Protected bicycle lanes along Stewart Avenue.
  • Adding trees, wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes and other improvements new along Bonanza Road.


The city recognizes the necessity to diversify the economy. While gaming and tourism will continue to be important economic sectors, diversification will help Las Vegas attract more occupations in target industries, including technology, health care, finance, clean energy, logistics and light manufacturing.

To ensure workers are prepared for new jobs, the city is also working to develop new partnerships with UNLV and the College of Southern Nevada to expand campuses and develop workforce training programs




Public facilities and services are essential to the daily needs of life. The below map depicts full-service grocery stores; green shading represents dwelling units that are within ½ mile from the grocery store. Accessible healthy food and community gardens, parks and schools are needed throughout East Las Vegas.


East Las Vegas has several major city and regional facilities, including the East Las Vegas Community Center and Clark County Family Services. The below map depicts driving and walking time from those facilities and indicates the lack of city facilities in the north and northeastern area. The community may need other facilities to serve neighborhoods on the city’s eastern edge.


Park Goals

Park Goals

Gary Reese Freedom Park is one of the largest green spaces in the East Las Vegas area. However, East Las Vegas still needs more parks and open spaces. Having 85 percent of dwelling units within a short walk of a park or trail is a goal of the 2050 Master Plan.


Housing Opportunities

Housing Opportunities

Several opportunities exist in East Las Vegas to develop a mixture of affordable high-quality housing while introducing higher density mixed-use development, particularly along Bonanza Road, Eastern Avenue, Charleston Boulevard and Nellis Boulevard.


One of the initiatives is a housing project that will bring affordable and market-rate options of single-family homes, senior housing, and multi-family units on the former site of the Desert Pines Golf Course, near Mojave and Bonanza roads. The project will also incorporate commercial space, a community center, a workforce training center and park space. Additional information for this project is available here.

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